Nine individuals arrested in check forgery scam
HARLINGEN, TX (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — Harlingen police have arrested nine individuals believed to be involved in a check forgery investigation totaling over $100,000 dollars.
On June 10, 2013 Harlingen police took a report from a man in reference to several people printing fake checks using his routing and bank account information.
The victim stated the forgery had been going on from January to May 2013 and that the forged checks had been cashed at various locations using different company names and made out to several individuals for various amounts.
Throughout the course of the investigation detectives were able to obtain arrest warrants for Brownsville residents Paula A. Alvarado, 21, Saul Alvarez, 41, Primitivo A. Perez, 27, Paulita Martinez, 25, Cynthia Elissa Lopez, 31, Tina Marie Trevino, 20, Jean Michelle Alvear, 25, and Port Isabel residents Tiffany R. Alcozer, 20 and Heather Ashley Lopez, 22.
All nine were charged with theft with various bonds totaling from $25,000 to $10,000 dollars.